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Journey to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia

21 Nights featuring India, Sri Lanka, Thailand, Malaysia and Singapore Journey to Dubai, Singapore and the Taj Mahal

Includes: International Airfare, Hotel, Tours, Transfers and More!

Land Program: Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

Start Date: Jan 31, 2026
(Sailing Feb 8, 2026)

About This Journey

The stunning beauty of the Taj Mahal has enticed travelers for centuries; but you’ll soon discover that the Taj Mahal is simply the tip of the iceberg in a land full of grand palaces, captivating music, colorful fabrics and tantalizing, aromatic dishes. On this Journey, indulge your senses with an inland tour through India’s famous Golden Triangle, visiting the 3 cities of Delhi, Agra and Jaipur, plus the ancient seaport of Mumbai. Your expert guide will lead you through multiple UNESCO World Heritage Sites, modern monuments, a local bazaar and more. In both India and Sri Lanka, you’ll sample their famous tea and indulge in flavorful dishes prepared by expert chefs. Then, while onboard the Celebrity Millennium, you’ll discover the pristine islands of the northern Indian Ocean, exploring the temples and rainforests of Sri Lanka and the beach paradises of Thailand and Malaysia. The local cuisine will slowly transition from Indian curries and naan to Asian spring rolls and pad Thai. After disembarking in Singapore, experience the colonial city that was England’s central hub of the Silk Road with a city tour, from the tropical Singapore Botanical Gardens, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, to the spectacular views from one of the city’s most unique architectural wonders. On this incredible 21-night Journey to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia, you’ll discover awe-inspiring wonders that will reinvigorate your sense of adventure.

Visits: Please add the ship, supplier, 38679, Delhi, Agra, Jaipur, Mumbai, Goa (Mormugao), Colombo, Hambantota, Phuket, Penang, Port Klang, Singapore, Kathmandu

Journey to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia

Itinerary

Start Date: January 31, 2026
(Sailing February 8, 2026)

Day Port Arrival Departure
1 Arrive Delhi – Transfer to Hotel and Welcome Dinner
2 Delhi – Full-day City Tour
3 Delhi to Agra – Tour of the Taj Mahal
4 Agra to Jaipur – Tour of Agra Fort and Fatehpur Sikri
5 Jaipur – Tour of Amer Fort
6 Jaipur – Half-day City Tour and Evening Cultural Experience
7 Jaipur to Mumbai – Flight
8 Mumbai – Cultural Tour
9 Mumbai – Transfer to Port for Embarkation 5:00 PM
10 Goa (Mormugao), India 9:00 AM 5:30 PM
11 At Sea
12 Colombo, Sri Lanka 11:00 AM
13 Colombo, Sri Lanka 8:00 PM
14 Hambantota, Sri Lanka 7:00 AM 7:00 PM
15 At Sea
16 At Sea
17 Phuket, Thailand 9:00 AM 6:00 PM
18 Penang, Malaysia 8:30 AM 5:30 PM
19 Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia 8:00 AM 9:00 PM
20 At Sea
21 Singapore – Disembark and City Tour 6:00 AM
22 Singapore – Transfer to Airport for Return Flight

Interested in the land program without the cruise? Call us for a quote.

Land Program

Day 1 – Arrive Delhi

Upon arrival at the airport you will be transferred to the hotel where assistance will be provided for check-in. You’ll have time to get settled in and relax before joining your fellow travelers for a welcome dinner. (D)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Delhi, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension, which will add one night to your Delhi hotel stay.

Day 2 – Delhi

Qutb Minar, Delhi

Qutb Minar, Delhi

After breakfast, you will have a full-day tour of Old and New Delhi. Modern Delhi is a chaotic tapestry of medieval fortifications, Mughal mausoleums, crowded bazaars, and colonial-era town planning. Start our tour of Old and New Delhi with a drive past the Kotla Firoze Shah, ruins of an old fort of the 14th century, the 17th-century Jama Masjid Mosque, and the magnificent Red Fort. Visit Raj Ghat, where Mahatma Gandhi was cremated in 1948. Then see New Delhi as you drive past the Presidential Palace, the Rashtrapati Bhavan, through the impressive Rajpath to the World War I Memorial Arch and the India Gate. Visit the UNESCO World Heritage Site Qutb Minar with its 72-meter-high minaret. Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant and the remainder of your afternoon at your leisure. Rejoin the group again this evening for dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Delhi to Agra

Taj Mahal

Taj Mahal

After breakfast at your hotel, depart by motor coach for Agra where you will have lunch upon arrival. We will then make our way to the Taj Mahal, a UNESCO World Heritage Site and undoubtedly one of the world’s most iconic structures. The soft hues of white marble against a dusty blue sky reflect on the water, creating a breathtaking image. There is no doubt that this special moment will be one of the highlights of your trip! The Taj Mahal was built by Shah Jahan as a memorial for his third wife, Mumtaz Mahal, who died giving birth to their 14th child in 1631. Construction of the Taj began the following year and, although the main building is thought to have been built in eight years, the whole complex was not completed until 1653. After our visit to the Taj Mahal is complete, return to the hotel for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Agra to Jaipur

Agra Fort

Agra Fort

This morning we will visit the Agra Fort. With the Taj Mahal overshadowing it, one can easily forget that Agra has one of the finest Mughal forts in India. Construction of the massive red-sandstone fort, on the bank of the Yamuna River, began by Emperor Akbar in 1565. Further additions were made using white marble. The fort was built primarily as a military structure, but Shah Jahan transformed it into a palace, and later it became his gilded prison for eight years after his son Aurangzeb seized power in 1658.

Fatehpur Sikri,

Fatehpur Sikri

After visiting the Agra Fort, board our coach for the drive to Jaipur. Enroute, a visit will be made at Fatehpur Sikri, a magnificent fortified ancient city that was the short-lived capital of the Mughal Empire between 1571 and 1585, during the reign of Emperor Akbar. Akbar visited the village of Sikri to consult the Sufi saint Shaikh Salim Chishti, who predicted the birth of an heir to the Mughal throne. When the prophecy came true, Akbar built his new capital here, including a stunning mosque—still in use today—and three palaces for each of his favorite wives, one a Hindu, one a Muslim and one a Christian (though Hindu villagers in Sikri dispute these claims). The city was an Indo-Islamic masterpiece and is today a UNESCO World Heritage Site. A stop for lunch will be made in Bharatpur before continuing to Jaipur. Check-in and have a leisurely dinner at the hotel. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Jaipur

Amer Fort

Beautiful gardens in Amer Fort

This morning we travel seven miles north of Jaipur to visit Amer Fort (also known as the Amber Fort), a honey-colored fortress, in the Aravalli hills. The somber exterior belies the richness of the royal apartments, which open on to striking views of the gorge. It also possesses a Chamber of Mirrors. The Hall of Victory presents a galaxy of decorative art—panels of alabaster with fine inlay work. After working up an appetite, indulge in a delicious lunch. Then, enjoy some free time to peruse the stalls at the local bazaar. Return to your hotel, a former palace, for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 6 – Jaipur

Hawa Mahal Palace of Winds, Jaipur, India

Hawa Mahal Palace of Winds, Jaipur, India

After breakfast, you will have a half-day tour of the city of Jaipur. Visit the Hawa Mahal (Palace of Winds), an elaborate building encrusted with delicate honeycomb screens and carved balconies from which the royal ladies, confined to their quarters, could view the world outside. Visit Jai Singh’s Observatory, Jantar Mantar, built in the 17th century by the founder of Jaipur who, besides being the prince was also a soldier, astronomer and builder. Then visit the City Palace—part of which is a museum displaying Rajput and Mughal paintings, rare manuscripts and Royal costumes. After exploring Jaipur, return to the hotel via an exciting common mode of transportation in India, a TukTuk ride (an auto rickshaw) with time to prepare for a celebration of the senses.

Curry Spices

Curry Spices

After refreshing at the hotel, you will enjoy a special culinary experience. Indulge in traditional dishes as you’re transported to a world of splendor and timeless charm. More than a meal, this is a sensory journey through the heart and soul of India’s vibrant culinary landscape. (B, L, D)

Day 7 – Jaipur to Mumbai

After breakfast, transfer to the airport for your flight to Mumbai. Experience true grandeur at the Taj Mahal Palace Hotel, the iconic sea-facing landmark in Colaba, South Mumbai. This flagship 5-star Taj hotel offers you splendid views of the Arabian Sea and Gateway of India, the most famous monument in Mumbai. After checking in to the hotel, join your fellow travelers for a delicious dinner at the hotel restaurant. (B, D)

Day 8 – Mumbai

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai, India

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus, Mumbai, India

During this full-day tour of Mumbai, you will see all the “must see” sites of Mumbai, and more! Departing the hotel, you will set off on a walking tour of some of Mumbai’s best-preserved Colonial buildings from the days of British rule. Sites include the Asiatic Library (Old Town Hall); St. Thomas Cathedral, the city’s first Anglican Church and the oldest British-era building standing in Mumbai; Flora Fountain, which was built in 1864 and depicts the Roman goddess Flora; High Court, one of the most distinguished High Courts in the country and housed in a beautiful Gothic building; and Mumbai University. Continue walking towards the David Sassoon Library, then board the coach for a drive to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (formally Victoria Terminus Station), an outstanding example of Victorian Gothic Revival architecture blended with themes deriving from Indian traditional architecture. The first train in India departed from this station in 1853. After lunch at a local restaurant, enjoy a scenic drive past the Dhobi Ghat, the world’s largest outdoor laundromat, and the Mani Bhawan residence, where Mahatma Gandhi lived between 1917 and 1934. The leader formulated his philosophy of satyagraha (nonviolent protest) and launched the 1932 Civil Disobedience campaign from this house. Return to the hotel where you will enjoy some time to relax before dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 9 – Mumbai Embarkation

After breakfast, check out of the hotel and transfer to the port, where you will board the Celebrity Millennium for a 12-night cruise to Singapore. (B)

Day 10–20 – Cruising onboard the Celebrity Millennium (see below for cruise highlights)

 

Day 21 – Singapore Disembarkation

Botanic Gardens Singapore

Botanic Gardens, Singapore

Enjoy breakfast onboard before disembarking and starting your tour. Today, you will drive past Padang field at the Cricket Club, one of the world’s more picturesque sports grounds. At Parliament House, Supreme Court and City Hall, glimpse at landmarks of Singapore’s colonial past and journey to independence; these buildings have borne witness to many pivotal events in the nation’s history. The tour continues with a visit to the Thian Hock Keng Temple, one of the oldest Buddhist-Taoist temples on the island, built with donations from the early Chinese immigrant workers before driving past Chinatown. You will continue to the National Orchid Garden, located within the Singapore Botanic Gardens (a UNESCO World Heritage Site). The Botanic Gardens boast a sprawling display of 60,000 orchid plants comprising of 400 species and more than 2,000 hybrids. You will also visit Chinatown with fascinating temples and traditional turn-of-the-century shop houses before continuing on to Little India where you will be enthralled with the scent of spices, jasmine, orchid garlands and exotic fruits.

Marina Bay Sands Hotel, Singapore

Enjoy lunch at a local restaurant before taking in the breathtaking views from the Skypark observation deck, located 57 stories above the city, atop the iconic Marina Bay Sands Hotel. Your last stop will be at the Long Bar inside the fully restored historic Raffles Hotel for a taste of Singapore’s unofficial national drink that was invented here in 1915, ‘the Singapore Sling’. As the saying goes, “If you have not been to Raffles, you have not been to Singapore”. Conclude at your hotel for check-in this afternoon. (L)

Day 22 – Singapore

Check out of the hotel transfer to the airport for your flight home. (B)

Note: if you wish to spend more time in Singapore, ask your Personal Vacation Manager about the optional hotel extension, which will add one or two nights to your Singapore hotel stay.

For meals not included in your land programs, all hotels chosen include a restaurant on property where you may relax and enjoy a meal. In addition, your guide is available to make suggestions on nearby dining, shopping or sightseeing.

Port Highlights

Goa (Mormugao), India

Goa (Mormugao), India

Goa (Mormugao), India: The magical state of Goa used to be an outpost of Portugal, so the palms on its beaches still sway with a certain Portuguese rhythm. The laid-back lifestyle in India’s smallest, most prosperous state attracts many world travelers. You can explore world-heritage architecture, fragrant spice plantations, and cuisine that blends Portuguese technique with Indian flavors.

Colombo, Sri Lanka

Colombo, Sri Lanka: This teardrop-shaped island gem offers engaging encounters both in the capital city and the surrounding countryside. Wind your way through the streets of Colombo’s old quarter to find some world-famous tea and explore eclectic cafés and shops. Trek out into the jungle and meet the friendly residents of an elephant orphanage.

Leopard Yala National Park

Leopard at Yala National Park

Hambantota, Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka’s southern coast is a treasure trove of biodiversity and Hambantota is the gateway to most of it. Yala National Park holds the world’s largest concentration of leopards and elephants, while Uda Walawe National Park rivals the savannahs of Africa. The UNESCO World Heritage-protected Galle Fort is an 18th-century Dutch walled town with chic shops, grand colonial houses, and beautiful beaches.

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand

Phuket, Thailand: Thailand’s largest and most visited island, Phuket, offers gorgeous beaches lined with palm trees, plus fabulous coves and bays. Water sports include sailing, diving, and snorkeling. Golf enthusiasts will love the championship courses, while nature lovers will be thrilled by the tropical forests and waterfalls. Tour historic mansions and top off the day enjoying the extensive nightlife.

Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia

Penang, Malaysia: Often called the “Pearl of the Orient,” this northern gateway to Malaysia is the country’s oldest British settlement. Although this city is best known for its breathtaking beaches, sites such as Khoo Kongsi, a well-preserved ancestral Chinese clan house, and the Butterfly Farm, the world’s first tropical live butterfly exhibition, must-sees on the list for this amazing destination. Also visit Kek Lok Si Temple, one of the finest Buddhist temples in Southeast Asia, featuring among other things, a tortoise sanctuary.

Port Klang, Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia

Kuala Lumpur (Port Klang), Malaysia: Less than an hour from the Port is bustling Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia’s modern capital city. It rose up from the forbidding jungle terrain to become one of the most fascinating architectural landscapes on earth. A blend of native Malaysian, Chinese Imperial, and European influences has created a city that is as breathtakingly beautiful as it is alive with culture. Replete with fine dining, a fertile arts community and plenty of nightlife, Kuala Lumpur has earned a reputation as a must-see world destination.

Singapore, Singapore

Singapore, Singapore: Discover a delightful city of contrasts, from its old Chinese quarter and colorful Hindu temples to its modern skyscrapers, famous Tiger Balm Gardens and magnificent National Orchid Garden. Stroll along the Esplanade. Take a short cruise along the Singapore River and a tri-shaw ride through town. Visit the Kranji Memorial and Changi Chapel and Memorial, dedicated to those who lost their lives here during World War II.

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Included Features

  • International airfare, transfers and baggage handling
  • Airfare from Jaipur to Mumbai including transfers and baggage handling
  • 8-night pre-cruise land program in India
    • Delhi, India: 2-night hotel stay
      • Welcome dinner
      • Full-day tour of Old and New Delhi
    • Agra, India: 1-night hotel stay
      • Half-day tour of Agra Fort
      • Visit to Taj Mahal
      • Full-day tour of Fatehpur Sikriand Jaipur Transfer
    • Jaipur, India: 3-night hotel stay
      • Half-day city tour
      • Evening Cultural Experience
      • Half-day tour of Amer Fort
    • Mumbai, India: 2-night hotel stay
      • Full-day cultural tour
  • 1-night post-cruise land program in Singapore
    • Singapore: 1-night hotel stay
      • Full-day city tour
  • Tour Leader throughout pre-cruise land program and Local Tour Hosts during included tours
  • Most meals while on tour (see itinerary highlights) and all meals while onboard
  • 12-night sailing aboard the Celebrity Millennium
    • 10% off shore excursions (see “special offers”)
    • Drinks and Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises
  • Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Memorial Day Sale Ends 5/21!
    • Sail with up to $1,700 Onboard Credit and a $400 Visa Gift Card with Exclusive Tips on 2024 Sailings + Drinks and Wi-Fi—All Included. Learn More ➤

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What to Expect on Your Trip

Pacing

Pacing 5 Out of 5

 

5 out of 5 – Land program Includes Full-day Guided Tours on Most Days

The overall pace is active, as most days include a full-day tour. Guests should be prepared to walk a couple miles per day while on full-day tours. Breakfast is always included at the hotel. Some additional meals will be included, while other meals may be at your leisure. All hotels will have a restaurant on property where you may dine. If you wish to go out, your guide is available to make suggestions for nearby dining.

During the cruise you will have a mix of relaxing days at sea and exciting days on land to explore the port cities. You may choose from optional shore excursions, which will allow for cultural immersion, exotic meals and numerous activities.

Physical Activity

The land portion of the trip should be considered active and includes a considerable amount of walking. Walking on different types of land, roads, and landmarks will be part of the trip, especially in India. Enrichment Journeys will do everything in our power to ensure comfort through our third-party providers, including air-conditioned buses and comfortable accommodations where applicable. However, some areas cannot be accessed by coach, so our drivers will get you as close to sites as is legally allowed. Sensible, rubber-soled walking shoes are strongly recommended. Historical sites often do not have elevators, escalators, or ramps due to the age of the building/structure. Steps can be steep and uneven. Based on crowds and traffic, order of visits may be changed.

Wheelchair access at many sites is limited to extremely limited. A fold-up wheelchair may be able to be stored on the bus but requires prior arrangements. Guests must be able to transfer from their chair to the transportation. Guides/drivers are not allowed to lift or push wheelchairs, so guests requiring physical assistance must travel with a companion who can assist.Motorized wheelchairs and scooters cannot be accommodated on this group program.

For the cruise portion of the trip, passengers will board and leave the ship up stairways and gangways, and you may have to walk a moderate distance to transfer to train, bus and car stations. Time spent on the road and traveling can be long, so you will need to be prepared for stretches of down time in between destinations.

Cultural Focus

India offers a rich culture, and eclectic combination of the old and the new. Dress in India and Southeast Asia leans more conservative. Be respectful and dress conservatively in religious places, especially temples and while on tour in India; it will be appreciated.

You will encounter dishes and ingredients typical to the region that you may not have encountered before, and you will be introduced to local artistry of the region. Enrichment Journeys encourages an open mind when in unique situations and meeting people abroad. Sometimes the attractions, beaches, and cities themselves can be crowded, especially while on the cruise.

Unique Factors

Be mindful of Asian culture and pack modest clothing. We ask that you please be friendly and polite when taking photos of locals. If you have special needs or physical limitations, you will need to check in with your personal vacation manager before booking the trip. The temperature can vary between day and night, so pack accordingly with items that can be layered. Some guests may wish to have a light sweater or windbreaker with them.

Transportation

While on tour:

Delhi to Agra: 4-hour coach transfer

Agra to Jaipur: 5-hour coach transfer

Jaipur to Mumbai: 1.5-hour flight

Please note that these times are approximate and only reflect the transportation time. Our trip may be longer due to stops for sightseeing along the way.

International Airfare:

Included international airfare is from select airports only. To inquire about a different airport, please contact your Personal Vacation Manager.

Enrichment Journeys is committed to providing remarkable experiences at extraordinary value. As a result, airlines and routes are selected to maximize that value and may involve multiple stops and extended layovers versus non-stop or direct flights. Passengers wishing to utilize specific carriers, direct/non-stop flights, Business Class upgrades, or to extend their time in any of our beginning or ending destination cities may do so by contacting Enrichment Journeys and inquiring about the Custom Airfare Program. There is a $100 per person charge for this service, however this charge will be applied toward any flights or upgrades you choose to purchase. The $100 charge must be paid prior to receiving a custom air quote.

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Special Offer for Journeys on Celebrity Cruises—Memorial Day Sale Ends 5/31!

Sail with up to $1,700 Onboard Credit and a $400 Visa Gift Card Exclusively from Us.

Drinks & Wi-Fi are All Included on Celebrity Cruises. 2024 departures also receive Exclusive Tips from Enrichment Journeys!

 

All guests must choose the same package type. View Celebrity Terms and Conditions. Offer expires May 31, 2024 or when sold out.

Journey to India, Sri Lanka, Thailand and Malaysia

1-night Delhi Extension (pre)

Want an extra night to adjust to the new time zone? With this optional extension you will arrive to Delhi a day early and have one extra night to relax at the hotel before the tour starts. Note: tours are not included. Price of $180 per person, based on double occupancy, includes:

  • 1-night hotel accommodations in Delhi with daily breakfast
  • Private transfer from airport to hotel

4-night Kathmandu Extension (pre)

Want to venture further into South Asia during your travels? Now you can, with a 5-day Journey extension to Kathmandu, Nepal! Catch a plane headed for Kathmandu, where you will enjoy 4 nights and 5 days, taking in some of the most impressive vistas of Mount Everest’s jagged peaks, old royal palaces, and the ancient religious architecture of Nepal. Indulge in a truly captivating experience with a scenic mountain flight of Mount Everest. Take in the sights during a tour of Kathmandu, with visits to Kathmandu Durbar Square (first of three royal palaces and a UNESCO World Heritage Site), and Swayambunath, one of Nepal’s oldest religious sites. Marvel at Newar architecture in Patan Durbar Square and visit Boudhnath, one of the largest stupas in Nepal. Enjoy a local tea tasting, be dazzled by a Nepalese cultural show and more. Your awe-inspiring adventure awaits! This extension includes:

  • Airfare to and from Kathmandu
  • Four-night hotel accommodations (5-star Marriott Kathmandu Hotel or similar)
  • Most meals
  • Local English-speaking guide
  • Tours and transfers in air-conditioned vehicles
    • Scenic mountain flight of Mount Everest
    • Kathmandu Durbar Square
    • Patan Durbar Square
    • Bhaktapur (Bhadgaon) Durbar Square
    • Learn about Nepalese prayer flags
    • Enjoy a captivating Nepalese dance show
    • Much More!

Price: $2199 per person based on double occupancy
Single: $2599

Itinerary:

Day 1 – Arrive Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

Your Journey extension begins as you arrive in Kathmandu. You will be welcomed by your local host at the international airport where you will then transfer to your hotel to check in and relax. Later, join your group for an included dinner at your hotel. (D)

Note: Many flights arriving to Kathmandu airport may require a longer layover in Delhi, where you may be required to have an overnight. We strongly recommend participating in our Custom Air Program, which is available to booked guests for an additional fee. Please call for details.

Day 2 – Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

Enjoy the morning at leisure to relax and recuperate after such a long flight. After lunch at the hotel, we will head out to visit Patan Durbar Square, one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares in the Kathmandu Valley of Nepal, all of which are UNESCO World Heritage Sites. Our visit to Patan, known as the “city of fine arts,” includes the Golden Temple, Patan Museum, and the house of Kumari Temple. Afterwards, enjoy a tea tasting at a local tearoom before proceeding to Boudhanath, one of the largest spherical stupas in Nepal. The stupas’ massive mandala dominates the skyline and is one of the largest stupas in the world. Return to the hotel for dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 3 – Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

Today, you will set off early on an exciting adventure. Drive to the Kathmandu airport and delight in a scenic mountain flight of Mount Everest. Experience the Earth’s highest mountain from a perspective not seen by many. Return to the hotel for breakfast. Afterwards, proceed for a sightseeing tour of Kathmandu. Visit Kathmandu Durbar Square, another one of three Durbar (royal palace) Squares. Our visit includes several temples within the Darbar complex. You will then have some time to peruse the local bazaars before sitting down for lunch at a local restaurant. In the afternoon we will visit Swayambunath, an ancient religious architectural complex atop a hill in the Kathmandu Valley. The complex consists of a stupa, a variety of shrines and temples. Learn about Nepalese prayer flags before returning to the hotel to relax over an included dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 4 – Kathmandu

Kathmandu, Nepal

This morning we will visit the trade route linking Nepal to Tibet, named Dhulikhel. It is one of the more popular places from which to observe the high Himalaya—from the edge of the ridge, a stunning panorama of peaks unfolds. We will then proceed to Bhaktapur, a UNESCO Site, for a sightseeing tour of this “open museum” founded in the 9th century. The palace, temple, and pottery square are all part of the complex. After lunch at a local restaurant, we will then visit Pashupatinath, a famous and sacred Hindu temple complex located on the bank of the Bagmati River. After returning to your hotel, rejoin your group this evening for a captivating Nepalese cultural show followed by dinner. (B, L, D)

Day 5 – Kathmandu

After having breakfast at the hotel, transfer to the airport for your flight to Delhi. (B)

Note: Many flights arriving to Kathmandu airport may require a longer layover in Delhi, where you may be required to have an overnight. We strongly recommend participating in our Custom Air Program, which is available to booked guests for an additional fee. Please call for details.

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Dates & Prices

1/31/2026 Retail Value EJ Price Savings Per Person Single Rates
Obstructed – Veranda – Partial View (V3) $12,532 $9,399 $3,133 CALL FOR DETAILS
Veranda (V2) $12,665 $9,499 $3,166 CALL FOR DETAILS
Concierge Class (C2) $13,332 $9,999 $3,333 CALL FOR DETAILS
Aqua Class (A2) $13,732 $10,299 $3,433 CALL FOR DETAILS
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Prices are in USD and are based on double occupancy.

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Air Add-Ons
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Atlanta $300 Houston Intercontinental $350 Vancouver $450
Boston $250 John F. Kennedy $0 Phoenix $450
Denver $400 Los Angeles $400 Washington – Dulles $250
Newark $200 Chicago $250 San Francisco $450
Toronto $300
– Business Class Air Available on Request
– Additional Gateways Available on Request
– Air Add-On Rates are subject to change without notice. While we try to include the most common airports by default, we have many clients coming from different parts of the country. If you desire air from an unlisted airport, you must first reserve your Enrichment Journey with one of the listed airports as your default gateway and then ask, or have your Travel Agent ask, Enrichment Journeys to provide a quote for your preferred gateway.

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The following hotel list is preliminary and subject to change. Although we contract for hotels a year or more in advance, unforeseen circumstances do occasionally require a change of hotel. Should it be necessary to change a hotel, one of equal quality or value will be substituted and you will receive confirmed hotel information with your final itinerary.

Accommodations

Taj Palace, New Delhi

2 Sardar Patel Marg Diplomatic Enclave, New Delhi, New Delhi, 110021, India

Telephone: +91 11 2611 0202

This is the only “palace” hotel in the national capital since 1983. Nestled amidst the heart of the historic Indian capital city, the iconic Taj Palace, New Delhi has held a distinguished position amongst the finest hotels in the world for close to four decades. Spread over six acres of lush gardens, our 5-star hotel in Delhi is synonymous with timeless luxury and unmatched hospitality. Four award-winning restaurants featuring an array of cuisines from across the world, a stylish bar, nine-hole putting greens, a temperature-controlled swimming pool, and an expansive J Wellness Circle make Taj Palace, New Delhi, a true urban oasis. Indulge yourself with personalized butler service, exclusive access to the Taj Club Lounge, and other special privileges when you stay in our Taj Club Rooms and Suites. Host to the finest events and convention centre in Delhi, Taj Palace, New Delhi features the capital’s most coveted venues–a spectrum of 11 indoor venues and two manicured lawns.

Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, Agra

Taj East Gate Road, Agra, Uttar Pradesh, India, Uttar Pradesh, 282001, India

Tel: +91-562-2335555 / 3545550

The Taj Mahal was built by Emperor Shah Jahan for his beloved queen, Mumtaz Mahal, almost 4 centuries ago, bestowing everlasting fame on the town of Agra. Even today millions flock to seventh wonder of this world. Agra’s newest landmark, the Taj Hotel & Convention Centre, lies a short walk away from the Eastern Gate of this fabled monument. This modern 5 star hotel near Taj Mahal reimagines all that Agra can be.

The luxury hotel in Agra has 239 plush rooms including 12 lavish suites and one presidential suite to whisk guests away into a world of repose.

A refreshing rooftop infinity pool with magical views of the Taj Mahal, an invigorating spa and a buzzing fitness centre are at hand to rejuvenate every guest.

Jai Mahal Palace

Jacob Road, Civil Lines, Jaipur, Rajasthan, 302006, India

Telephone: +91 141-6601111

Email: jaimahal.jaipur@tajhotels.com

The Jai Mahal Palace, which was built in 1745, is a stunning piece of Rajasthan’s heritage—a great example of Indo-Saracenic architecture set amidst 18 acres of landscaped Mughal gardens. Jai Mahal Palace has been the residence of three Prime Ministers of the princely state of Jaipur. Recently restored and refurbished, it is now a luxury five-star Taj heritage hotel equipped with all modern-day comforts. The 94 rooms and six suites offer unbeatable views of the city and palace gardens. Perfectly located downtown in the heart of the Pink City in Civil Lines, the Palace is close to the main shopping areas and prime historical sites such as Amber Fort, HawaMahal and City Palace.

Taj Mahal Tower, Mumbai

Apollo Bunder, Colaba, Mumbai, Maharashtra, 400001, India

Tel: +91 22-6665 3000

Rustam Patell, the architect and designer of The Taj Mahal Tower, worked within the L-shaped structure which was conceived of by the American architect Melton Bekker; to create this landmark edifice. Bekker incorporated Indian design elements such as Tanjore pillars from the South and arched balconies from Rajasthan into the distinctive tower which is crowned with a jagged diadem. This luxury hotel opened its doors to guests in 1973 and instantly became an inalienable part of the Mumbai cityscape. Five decades since, the hotel in Colaba continues to dazzle patrons with luxurious suites, iconic restaurants and sublime views of the city’s famed seafront. As a guest at the Taj Mahal Tower, you’re privy to world-class sophistication and impeccable service underscored by Mumbai’s warmth and vigour. The location in the heritage district of Colaba keeps you at the city’s nerve centre of art, culture and glamour.

Paradox Merchant Court at Clarke Quay

20 Merchant Road near Clarke Quay MRT station, Singapore 058281 Singapore

Telephone: 011 65 6337 2288

Paradox Singapore is an urban resort that offers guests a sophisticated yet playful blend of traditional refinement and modern elegance. Located in the vibrant river district of Clarke Quay, the hotel is perfect for those looking for a stylish home base during business travel, or a quiet sanctuary to relax and unwind. The comfortable rooms and spacious suites feature picturesque views of the city’s skyline and are equipped with thoughtful amenities for laid-back style without any fuss.

Celebrity Millennium

Cruise Line: Celebrity

Since its inception in 1989, Celebrity has held true to its original commitment of taking the very best aspects of classic, elegant cruising and updating them to reflect current lifestyles. In 1997, they merged with Royal Caribbean International to form Royal Caribbean Cruises Ltd. What sets Celebrity apart from other vacation choices today is the cruise line’s passionate dedication to providing guests with a cruise experience that embodies modern luxury. This has become the definition of Celebrity Cruises and has set the worldwide standard for today’s expression of what first made cruising famous—high quality, superior design, spacious accommodations, grand style, attentive service and exceptional cuisine. Celebrity Cruises’ iconic “X” is the mark of contemporary spaces that are at once coolly sophisticated and warmly inviting. Where the culinary experience is influenced by global cuisines and designed by their Michelin-starred chef. Where their staff provides seamless and intuitive service that’s both personal and unobtrusive. Where everything is designed to provide an unparalleled Relaxed Luxurysm resort at sea experience. Celebrity’s 15 award-winning ships offer unique experiences in more than 300 destinations on all seven continents.

Ship: Celebrity Millennium®

Celebrity Millennium® is making even more waves in the cruise world with its breathtaking upgrades, and now as one of the first cruise ships in the world to receive a Four-Star Rating by Forbes Travel Guide. From adding brand new staterooms and elevating design concepts and technology across the ship to adding The Retreat®, an exclusive experience including The Retreat Sundeck and The Retreat Lounge, the change is phenomenal. These new venues combined with our award-winning Luminae are sure to please. Slip into new eXhale® bedding featuring Cashmere™ Mattresses that will surround you in luxury—literally. Marvel at completely new bathroom modernizations. Wine and dine in reimagined restaurants and lounges, including the main dining room, Oceanview Café, Sunset Bar, and Rendezvous Lounge. Surrender your senses in the newly redesigned spa. Shop in new retail boutiques. Change the way you experience the world aboard Celebrity Millennium.

Celebrity Millennium is sailing with Starlinkthe world’s most advanced broadband satellite internetto bring you high-speed connectivity for a better onboard experience.

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Before You Go

Money Matters

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

ATM Machines

These are often readily available, especially in major cities. Some will charge fees on top of what your hometown bank may charge for using ATMs abroad. Look for well-marked machines that have the Visa or MasterCard symbols.

Foreign Banks

Currency can be exchanged at most banks, if needed. Ask a local host or tour manager if there is a nearby bank that is open.

Credit Cards

During your trip, you’ll find that most major credit cards are accepted. Call your specific card issuer ahead of time to find out its limitations and benefits overseas.

Incidentals

Do be aware that some additional charges for mini-bars, laundry and room service will not be included in the tour package. Plan accordingly for these extra charges.

Packing Guidelines

Pack as simply as possible for easy transfers and customs screenings. Check with your domestic and international carriers regarding baggage guidelines, allowances, and check for additional fees. All bags will be screened before boarding flights and the cruise ship.

What to pack

Basics and layers are key to a comfortable Journey. Be sure to check the weather in the destinations you will visit, and pack accordingly. There are always unpredictable variables as well, so make sure you have one sturdy jacket and an outfit for a formal occasion too, just in case.

Here are a few key items to take on your trip:

  • Raincoat/poncho
  • Hooded jacket/fleece pullover
  • Pants with pockets
  • Skirt with pockets
  • Hat with visor & sunscreen/bug spray
  • Warm socks
  • Sturdy sandals
  • Practical shoes for walking/easy hiking
  • Extra pair of prescription sunglasses and/or glasses (if needed)
  • Camera(s)

Have back-ups for everything to avoid disappointment. Charge batteries in advance and bring extra film or digital memory cards. If bringing a high-end camera, consider investing in insurance to protect your asset.

Luggage Screening Process

To pass through screening, have liquids either in small containers and bagged, or in checked luggage. All valuables necessary for the trip should be on your person at all times, if possible. This includes medications and documentation. We recommend one main bag and a carry-on, per airline guidelines for weight and size.

Labeling

Have all your bags labeled with your name and address clearly marked. Add something to you luggage that is recognizable in the event your bags are misplaced. You may also consider marking your bags with “Enrichment Journeys” for efficiency.

Carry-on items

In many countries, including the US, large liquid containers are not allowed in carry-ons. On the way back into The States, food or agriculture items are prohibited. If you have questions about a certain item, visit www.tsa.gov for a list of items that cannot be packed.

Airport transfers

Airport transfers are included as part of your Enrichment Journey. Local representatives will advise you of the departure time from your hotel the night before departure. Generally speaking, arrangements have been made to have you at the airport approximately three hours in advance of departure, though this may vary depending on local circumstances. At the end of the cruise, an airport transfer will also be provided. Please advise your Personal Vacation Manager if you do not require transfer arrangements at the time of booking your Journey.

Cell phones

Some cell phones will work overseas, but incur additional charges for the use. Choose whether you would like to add an international plan by calling your carrier, or consider purchasing a pay-as-you-go phone overseas. However, in some destinations, many smartphones and tablets can pick up wireless Internet for free.

Protecting the Value of Your Travel Investment

Enrichment Journeys offers a comprehensive travel insurance package you can purchase alongside your trip. It eases the mind and lets you cancel your trip for a covered reason up until the departure date with a full refund of the Journey.

The insurance covers a wide variety of incidents, including travel delay, emergency medical services, and even baggage delay. You will also receive a pre-existing medical conditions waiver if travel insurance is purchased within 14 days of your initial deposit. For a full list of coverage provided, visit the FAQ section of the website.

Medical Issues and Handicaps

As with any extensive trip abroad, our excursions with Enrichment Journeys will require some physical capabilities, including transfers from cruise ships, walking on cobblestone streets and navigating through some busy cities with guides. Although we encourage all types of travelers to join us, we do ask you are aware of your own physical limitations. Unfortunately, we cannot provide individual care to those who may have walkers, wheelchairs or other aids. Enrichment Journeys also cannot accommodate pregnant women past their six month gestation period. Please speak with one of our Personal Vacation Managers to see if certain itineraries are suitable for you and your needs. We are happy to suggest other viable options for you that are more accessible.

Per the requirements of the Americans with Disabilities Act, travelers have the right to be reasonably accommodated in terms of tours in public situations. However, the laws do not apply for trips and outside the United States. So you must let Enrichment Journeys know ahead of time of any physical limitations, including information added to our questionnaire that needs to be filled out by all passengers. Failure to inform Enrichment Journeys of these limitations could result in refusal to participate, whether it be at the airport through the airline, on board the ship or at the accommodations booked.

If you have any sort of prescription medication, this should be a number one priority in packing. Bring extra, just in case. A small medical kit is also advisable for quick access to remedy minor aches and pains.

Briefing sessions

A local host or tour manager will be happy to guide you through the trip and answer all of your questions. Upon arrival to your destination, an Enrichment Journeys representative will meet with the group and go over items such as the daily schedule, weather and local customs.

Hotels

All hotels booked by Enrichment Journeys are held to a high standard of comfort and quality, in accordance to international accommodation standards and rating systems. However, each accommodation varies so you may experience various types of properties throughout your excursions.

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Regional Information

Travel Documentation

Have your passport and visas ready and available at all checkpoints. Scan and copy these documents to print out. It is recommended that you e-mail a copy to yourself and someone back home in the event these documents are misplaced. Also, it may be worth bringing an international ID or license.

Passport and Visa

To travel internationally, you must have a passport in good condition, and it must be valid for at least 6 months after the last day of your trip. Visa requirements change frequently and for various reasons. As a result, our Personal Vacation Managers are not always able to provide visa information, and you should not rely on the information provided below to be the most current and accurate. The best way to obtain up-to-date information regarding visa requirements is to visit the official US government website for Americans traveling abroad, Travel.State.Gov, (Canadian citizens should visit https://travel.gc.ca/, for all other countries please visit your government website or local embassy), which details specific information on the countries you would like to visit, including visa requirements.

You may also use a third-party visa service. These services require an additional service fee but make the process of applying for a visa much simpler.

Note: as of April 2024, most U.S. and Canadian passport holders traveling to Sri Lanka and India are required to obtain a visa. It is no longer possible to obtain a visa on arrival. For India, a full visa with multi-entry may be required, as the electronic visa may not be sufficient. Enrichment Journeys strongly encourages you to check your government website a few months prior to departure (and then again right before departure) to verify this information, as well as for all countries on your itinerary.

Vaccinations

Vaccinations are recommended to protect one’s health from preventable diseases abroad. It is always good to have routine vaccinations up to date when traveling for ailments such as chickenpox, measles, and the flu shot. Use your own discretion when deciding on what vaccinations to have based on your preferences and personal medical history. During your Enrichment Journeys tour, the utmost care will be taken with prepared food, atmosphere and other elements, so the likelihood of contracting diseases is scarce.

For a list of recommended vaccinations based on destination, visit https://wwwnc.cdc.gov/travel or feel free to contact the Center for Disease Control and Prevention directly at 1-800-232-4636.

Electric Current

You will need an adaptor for some parts of your trip.  To see what the plugs will look like at your destination, visit https://www.power-plugs-sockets.com/ and click on each country from the right menu.

You may also need to use a converter. Most countries outside of North and Central America use 220-240 V, whereas the U.S. and Canada use 110 V. However, most chargers these days have a box which will act as a converter so that it can be used in all countries around the world. If your charger box says “Input: 100-240V, 50/60 Hz” then you do NOT need to use a converter (but you may still need an adaptor so that the plugs fit in the socket).

Some hotels may have two and three pronged outlets to use for various appliances. Ship cabins also have outlets for you to use with their converter. However, we recommend having at least one or two adaptors with you, as we cannot guarantee that all hotels will be able to accommodate this.

Local Currency

India uses the Indian Rupee (₹), currency code INR

Sri Lanka uses the Sri Lankan Rupee (Rs or රු or ரூ), currency code LKR

Thailand uses the Thai Baht (฿), currency code THB

Malaysia uses the Malaysian Ringgit (RM), currency code MYR

Singapore uses the Singapore Dollar ($ or S$), currency code SGD

Please visit https://www.oanda.com/currency/converter/ for the current exchange rate.

How you handle your currency and financials while on the trip is up to you. Some people prefer to exchange all their money in advance, while others will rely solely on credit cards. We suggest having at least some local currency with you during the trip, at least enough to take a taxi if needed. Consider calling your bank ahead of time to make them aware of your international travel, especially when using cards or withdrawing money.

Tipping Guidelines

Tipping is customary in India. It is less common in Singapore, however always appreciated. For all locations, expect several instances throughout the hospitality industry that allow for tipping. Have small bills ready for hotel staff, boat crew, restaurant servers, drivers, guides, and baggage handlers. If you have a meal outside the itinerary or hire a resident driver, a few dollars in the local currency is customary.

Gratuities are included for group meals, at hotels, and at airports. The host, guide, or tour manager can be tipped roughly $8.00-$12.00 USD per person, per day.

For more information about when and how much to tip in each country, feel free to speak with your tour guide at the start of your Journey. A good reference for international tipping is https://www.cntraveler.com/stories/2008-11-11/etiquette-101-tipping-guide.

Time Differences

Please be aware that you may be crossing through several time zones throughout your Journey. To view a time zone map, visit https://m.worldtimezone.com/m-index12.php.

Climate

With the tour covering various regions, you will mostly experience the tropical climate of India and Southeast Asia where you can expect warm to hot weather, occasional rain, wind and/or damp environments. In northern India, the dry climate can bring hot temperatures during the day and cool weather at night. Check the weather online before departing for an up-to-date look at the conditions in major destinations.

Many countries outside of North America use Celsius. Here is a °C to °F quick reference guide:

-5° C = 23° F 5° C = 41° F 15° C = 59° F 25° C = 77° F 35° C = 95° F
0° C = 32° F 10° C = 50° F 20° C = 68° F 30° C = 86° F 40° C = 104° F

High/Low Temperatures in Fahrenheit:

JAN FEB MAR APR MAY JUN JUL AUG SEP OCT NOV DEC
Delhi 69/46 75/51 86/60 98/70 103/78 101/82 96/81 93/80 93/80 91/66 83/55 73/47
Mumbai 86/64 88/64 90/70 91/75 91/81 90/79 86/77 86/77 88/77 91/75 91/72 90/66
Colombo 89/72 91/73 91/75 90/77 89/79 87/79 86/78 87/78 87/77 87/76 87/74 88/73
Singapore 87/75 89/76 90/76 90/76 90/78 89/77 89/77 89/76 89/76 89/76 88/76 87/75

Practice the Local Language

Knowing a few phrases in the local vernacular can be a wonderful way to connect with people and feel immersed in the culture. Here are some keywords and phrases:

India: Hindi

  • Namastey: Hi
  • Alvida: Goodbye
  • Hum khogayehain: I’m Lost
  • Yeh kaiseydiyaa? How much is this?
  • Kshama keejeeae: Excuse me
  • Shukriyaa (Bahut dhanyavaad): Thank you (very much)
  • Hum khogayehain: I’m lost
  • Kya aap meri madadkarsakteyhain?: Can you help me?

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/hindi/ for more phrases with sound.

Thailand: Thai

  • Sa-wat-dii: Hello.
  • Sabaai-dii mái?: How are you?
  • Yin-dii thiidairuu-jak: Nice to meet you
  • Karunaa: Please
  • Khopkhun: Thank you
  • Chai: Yes.
  • Mai chai: No
  • Kho thot: Excuse me
  • Thâo’rai’ or kii: How much, how many?
  • A-ròi: Delicious

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/thai/ for more phrases with sound.

Malaysia: Malay

  • Halo (Ha lo): Hello
  • Terimakasih (terima ka say): Thank you
  • ya (ya): Yes
  • tidak (ti dak): No

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/malay/ for more phrases with sound.

Singapore: While English is one of the official languages of Singapore and many of its residents are bilingual, Chinese Mandarin and Malay are also very common.

Chinese Mandarin

  • nǐhǎo (Knee how): Hello
  • Zàijiàn (Zi gee’en): Good Bye
  • Shì (Shr): Yes
  • Búshì (Boo shr): No
  • Qǐng (Ching): Please
  • Xiè xiè (Sheh sheh): Thank you
  • Búyòngkèqì (Boo yongsheh): You’re welcome
  • Duìbuqǐ (Dway boo chee): Excuse me
  • duōshǎoqián (Dor sheowchen): How much?
  • Wǒtīngbùdǒng (Wore ting boo dong): I don’t understand
  • kuàizǐ (Kwhy za): Chopstick

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/chinese/ for more phrases with sound.

Malay

  • Halo (Ha lo): Hello
  • Terima kasih (terima ka say): Thank you
  • ya (ya): Yes
  • tidak (ti dak): No

Visit https://www.17-minute-world-languages.com/en/malay/ for more phrases with sound.

Fun Facts

Check out these interesting facts about the destinations you will visit on your Journey.

India

  • The national fruit of India is the mango, and the national bird is the peacock, which was originally bred as a food source.
  • 70% of the world’s spices come from India, and India is the world’s largest tea producer with chai as its most popular beverage.
  • India is the birthplace of chess, or chaturanga in Sanskrit, which translates to “four members of an army”.
  • There are six seasons in India’s Hindu calendar: (1) spring, (2) summer, (3) monsoon, (4) autumn, (5) winter and (6) prevernal.
  • India has the second largest population in the world and is the world’s largest democracy.

Sri Lanka

  • Due to its shape, Sri Lanka is known as the “Pearl of the Indian Ocean” and the “Teardrop of India”.
  • Sri Lanka’s primary power source is hydro-energy, utilizing its abundance of waterfalls.
  • Until 1972, Sri Lanka was named Ceylon.
  • Sri Lanka is home to the largest and darkest subspecies of the Asian elephant.

Thailand

  • Of the 67 million people in Thailand, roughly 6.9 million live in the capital city of Bangkok.
  • Thailand’s name in the Thai language is Prathet Thai, which means “Land of the Free”.
  • The world’s smallest mammal, the Craseonycteris thonglongyai (the bumble bat), is found in Thailand.
  • Thailand shares a border with four countries: Myanmar (formerly Burma) to the north and west, Laos to the north and east, Cambodia to the southeast, and Malaysia to the south.
  • In the past, all Thai young men including the kings became Buddhist monks for at least a short period of time before their 20th birthday. Today, fewer young men observe the practice.

Malaysia

  • Malaysia is made up of two noncontiguous regions: West Malaysia on the Malay Peninsula, which consists of 11 states, and East Malaysia, on the island of Borneo, which consists of two states.
  • Malaysia’s national dish is Nasi lemak, a fragrant rice dish cooked in coconut milk, often served wrapped in a banana leaf, and usually eaten for breakfast.
  • Some buildings in Malaysia do not have a fourth floor. They are replaced by “3A” as the sound of four (sì) is similar to the sound of death in Chinese (sĭ).
  • Malaysia is the world’s third largest natural rubber producer. It is also famous for being the world’s largest supplier of rubber gloves.
  • Malay brides wear their engagement rings on the fourth finger of their right hand. The ring is placed there by a senior female relative of the groom, instead of the groom himself.

Singapore

  • Singapore consists only of one main island and 63 other tiny islands with a population of 4.6 million people. Most of these islands are uninhabited.
  • Although English is the official working language and the most widely used language in Singapore, the national anthem “Majulah Singapura” is actually sung in Malay.
  • The Singapore Sling was first served in 1915 at the Long Bar of the Raffles Hotel. The ingredients are gin, Cointreau, cherry brandy, Dom Benedictine, pineapple juice, Grenadine, Angoustura bitters and limes.

Recommended Reading List

Vacation should be easy, peaceful and, most of all, completely stress-free. Let us handle the details, so you can sit back, relax and curl up with a good book as you count down the days to your next Journey! We’ve compiled the following list of books and movies to introduce you to the destinations you are about to visit.

Books

  • India: Kim by Rudyard Kipling
  • India: Teatime for the Firefly by Shona Patel
  • India: After Gandhi: The History of the World’s Largest Democracy by Ramachandra Guha
  • Sri Lanka: Island of a Thousand Mirrors by Nayomi Munaweera
  • Thailand: Dream of a Thousand Lives: A Sojourn in Thailand by Karen Connelly
  • Malaysia: A History of Malaysia by Barbara Watson
  • Malaysia: Into the Heart of Borneo by Redmond O’Hanlon
  • Singapore: Ghost Train to the Eastern Star by Paul Theoux
  • Singapore: The Singapore Story: Memoirs of Lee Kuan Yew by Lee Kuan Yew
  • Singapore and/or Malaysia: Crossroads: A Popular History of Malaysia & Singapore by Jim Baker

Travel Guides

Films

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